Ysgol Merllyn
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Foel Gron
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

Ysgol Merllyn is situated in Bagillt, midway between Holywell and Flint. Nearly all pupils who attend the school are from the village of Bagillt, which is an area of significant social and economic deprivation. Around 24% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is slightly above local authority and national averages. Currently, the school has 189 pupils on roll aged between 3 and 11 years who are taught in eight single-age classes which includes a nursery for five mornings a week. Nearly all are of white British ethnic origin and use English as their first language. Five have English as an additional language; none uses Welsh at home. Currently, a very small number of pupils are ‘looked after’ by the local authority. There has been one exclusion during the past twelve months. Baseline assessments show that pupils enter school with below average literacy and communication skills. The school identifies around 33% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is much higher than the national average. One pupil has a statement of special educational needs. There have been no significant changes in the nature of the school since it was last inspected in June 2006. The present headteacher was appointed in September 2011.The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Merllyn in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £3111 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Flintshire is £10075 and the minimum is £2616. Ysgol Merllyn is 49th out of the 76 primary schools in Flintshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.’ 1 A report on Merllyn C.P. School April 2012 Summary The school’s current performance The school’s prospects for improvement Good Good Current performance The current performance of the school is good because:      standards of literacy are good and most pupils make strong progress throughout the school; achievement and progress in learning are generally good; pupils enjoy coming to school and nearly all behave well; teaching is generally good; and the school provides good value for money.

Ysgol Merllyn Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the Pupil Level Annual School Census collected by the Welsh Government. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last Pupil Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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